November 17, 2016

    Week 10 in the NFL has come and gone.  Without question, Week 10 in the NFL was the best week of action the NFL has seen all season.  A month of preseason football and 10 weeks of regular season football (almost four months) later and we’ve finally had a full slate of watchable games.  The afternoon and evening games alone contained two games in which there were seven lead changes.  Yet, up until this point, the NFL games...

October 31, 2016

    On Sunday, October 30th; the now 6-1 Dallas Cowboys faced off against the now 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles.  In what has been dubbed the #YearOfTheRookie, this is the ultimate rookie battle.  Two of the three best rookie quarterbacks of this year’s rookie/first year starter class go head to head and battle for supremacy for their respective teams in their division; the NFC East.  Carson Wentz goes on the road to face Dak Presco...

September 18, 2016

    The NFL is back!  Football is back!  As a lifelong fan of the support, this is a joyous occasion and reason to celebrate.  At least, it should be reason to celebrate.  With the NFL season, and the excitement that comes with it, comes the misery of dealing with “those fans” that like to constantly complain about the NFL and its operations.  These “fans” claim to be diehard fans, and yet, all they do is complain about everyt...

September 2, 2016

    Here’s the thing…. Yes, the Broncos drafted a young, very talented QB to be their key future franchise player. Guess what? The key word is future. Meaning not now and also meaning not guaranteed. Nothing in the future is guaranteed and I think we can all agree on that point. Dictionary.com states the definition of the word “future” as “a condition, especially of success OR failure, to come.” First round talent, as we will...

July 28, 2015

         For the latest entry into the Deflategate series here at Elevation 5280 Sports, let me tell you about my weekend.  I had a great night out with friends on Friday night, Saturday I did some shopping and did some work around the house.  Saturday night I went to go see Southpaw (great movie if you haven’t seen it yet), and Sunday I assisted my flag football team in winning a game 28-0 (Thank you Kyle Shefferly, former in...

May 11, 2015

     My unabashed love for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots organization is well documented.  My family, friends, and acquaintances can’t stand the fact that they won another Super Bowl.  They most certainly can’t stand either entity, and whenever either Tom Brady sucks it up on a particular Sunday or the New England Patriots lose a game, I am the first to hear about it.  Better yet, I hear about it to a level of rubbing...

May 2, 2015

Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration for the upcoming sporting events this weekend. It might even be way over the top but this may be the most jam packed few days in my sports filled life.

The weeks of the NFL Divisional and Conference Playoffs are in the conversation each and every year but that’s still only one sport (albeit the most popular one). This first weekend of May isn’t about just one sport but rather seven from all ove...

April 14, 2015

    Excuse me for a minute if I don’t find myself gushing over Jameis Winston and his NFL skill set.  Also excuse me if I believe, personally, that Marcus Mariota needs a little more time than Aaron Rodgers to develop into what we are expecting from him.  If I am an NFL General Manager in this upcoming draft (I certainly am not) and I am looking for that elusive franchise quarterback to pioneer my team into the depths of consi...

February 5, 2015

By Ian Mahan February 4, 2015

Whether or not you are a Patriots fan (and I will assume most of you are not), three has to be this twinge of bewilderness that you get when you see amazing things happen in sports.  Whether it’s Lynn Swann’s Elevated Catch, John Elway’s helicopter, or Tracey Porter jumping a route from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne, these are all images that spark euphoria.  The aforementioned were also so much m...

January 27, 2015

By: Ian Mahan January 26, 2015

Keys to Victory: Patriots Vs. Seahawks

            All the talk leading into Super Bowl XLIX hasn’t actually been about Super Bowl XLIX.  However, while I am passively fascinated by how the NFL comes to any conclusion in terms of Deflategate, I can’t help but wonder why the majority of the sports media is refusing to focus on a game that could potentially end one dynasty and launch another in favor...

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